Psoriasis is a common skin condition worldwide. It is characterised by flaking, plaque (thickened skin) and itchiness, and can affect all ages. It is thought to be due to the body’s immune system attacking the skin and disrupting its normal functions - a so-called "auto-immune disease."
Psoriasis affects men and women equally and about 5% of patients will develop joint pains that may lead to joint inflammation or “psoriatic arthritis”.
Case No. 1. Psoriasis 5 years. 55 y.o. male
This 60 year old male had suffered from severe psoriasis for 5 years. The plaque and scaling skin almost covered his whole body. It was the worst case I had ever seen. However, his response after only 3 weeks' treatment of twice weekly application of wheatgrass extract was extraordinary to say the least.
As you can see, the very thick plaque (the raised, thickened areas) has almost disappeared and is replace for the greater part by normal skin. This was quite an extraordinary recovery.
Case No. 2. Psoriasis 20 years. 63 y.o. male
Back & buttock lesions
Numerous treatments including topical applications, UV light and cortisone (steroid) injections etc. were to no avail, however, summer normally brought some relief.
On the left (one month’s wheatgrass extract) shows thick plaque, heavy scale formation and rough, thickened edges around lesions. The patient’s itch had also improved significantly requiring topical steroids only occasionally.
At 6 months, plaque is thinner, lesions are flattening and spreading and a pinkish skin colour has returned. Most noticeable are the numerous “skin lines” re-forming across the wound surface. More psoriatic spots have appeared, but these tend to become pale and disappear in time.
At 9 and 12 months, lesions continue to flatten and fade almost to normal skin colour.
Note: I oversaw this American patient's treatment online. He was one of my earliest "wheatgrass-treated" psoriasis patients and I advised him to apply wheatgrass three times a day based on my established medical methods. I later learned that "less is best" when using wheatgrass for healing and now I recommend applying wheatgrass extract just once a week. Rate of mprovement in healing has been remarkable as a result.
Case No. 3. 55 y.o. female. Severe psoriasis for 40 years. Numerous drug treatments.
This middle-aged lady messaged me about her suffering: “my ever present and sometimes painful psoriasis.”
“I’ve been fighting this monster since i was 15, so about 40 years. I’ve tried so many things including Puva treatment – from Diprosone, Methotrexate, Collodial Silver, MANY and varied tar products, elimination diets.”
I recommended that she try wheatgrass extract applying a small amount over the affected areas (which, as can be seen in the photo below left, were quite severe) just once a week. This photo shows how severe her legs were affected and the remarkable improvement of the rash which has faded significantly. Some open skin wounds have already healed or are healing over. The improvement was so dramatic, she booked an ocean cruise - something she could only dream about until wheatgrass entered her life.
How to use wheatgrass extract for psoriasis
Apply a small amount of extract over the worst affected areas once weekly, and persevere. It is important not to overtreat. Typically, itch tends to diminish quite early, followed by thinning and flattening of plaque and reduced scaling .
Although there are many drug treatments available for treating psoriasis, they seem to be directed more towards controlling symptoms rather than restoring the skin to normal. By comparison, wheatgrass helps improve quality of life by reducing scale, plaque, inflammation and itchiness - without side effects.
Dr. Chris Reynolds.